The Failed Turkey Coup: What was the Involvement of the Gulen Movement?
Description: Turkish authorities continue to crack down on suspected participants in Friday night’s failed coup. Much of the blame has been cast on cleric Fethullah Gulen, a longtime rival of President Recep Erdogan who has been living in self-imposed exile in the US. Yesterday, Turkey formally requested Gulen’s extradition. What is the Gulen movement, and what role did it play in the attempted takeover? We’ll talk with Gabriel Reynolds.
Gabriel Reynolds is a Professor of Islamic Studies and History of Christianity at Notre Dame, where his research focuses on the Quran and Muslim-Christian relations. He’s the author or editor of several books including “The Emergence of Islam: Classical Traditions in Contemporary Perspective.
Description: Violent crime rose in 2015 after two decades of decline. Homicides jumped nearly 17 percent in the country’s largest 50 cities, the biggest one-year increase since 1993. Heather Mac Donald attributes this to the “Ferguson Effect,” the idea that police have been backing off of proactive policing since the death of Michael Brown two years ago. We’ll talk about it with her today.
Heather Mac Donald
Heather Mac Donald is Thomas W Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor for the City Journal. She’s the recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize and author of “The War on Cops,” “Are Cops Racist?” and other books. She’s also a non-practicing lawyer who has testified before numerous US House and Senate Committees.
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